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Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game

Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game

The Arizona Wildcats improved to 4-0 in elimination games in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Their No. 3 starter, a junior college transfer, was on the winning end of that equation.J.C. Cloney pitched seven innings of shutout ball as the Wildcats eliminated UC Santa Barbara, 3-0, in...

Hatch adds shutout to comeback season

Hatch adds shutout to comeback season

Oklahoma State’s baseball team opened the season hoping to make it back to the College World Series for the first time since 1999, but sophomore pitcher Thomas Hatch was just trying to make it back on the field.The two dreams came together on the national stage that is opening...

Coastal Carolina bounces an SEC school

Coastal Carolina bounces an SEC school

Coastal Carolina joined UC Santa Barbara as a mid-major gaining its first College World Series trip to Omaha, Neb., with two-game sweeps of national seeds from Power 5 conferences.The Chanticleers followed Saturday’s 11-8 win over No. 8 national seed LSU with a 4-3 victory Sunday...

UC Santa Barbara punches ticket for Omaha

UC Santa Barbara punches ticket for Omaha

A year later than planned, UC Santa Barbara is bound for its first College World Series. The school with an idyllic California coast campus north of Los Angeles did it by flip-flopping a favored role a year ago for an underdog tag.Last season the Gauchos positioned themselves to...

West needs help from Arizona and UCSB

West needs help from Arizona and UCSB

A gaping hole marks the 2016 NCAA baseball tournament. It’s longer than any divide the feared San Andreas Fault could open. The span is from Seattle in the Pacific Northwest to the Arizona desert.Only four Pac-12 schools made the 64-team bracket. None of them claimed one of the...